The River Foyle in County Londonderry
The River Foyle in County Londonderry

The River Foyle in County Londonderry

The River Foyle flows between the towns of Lifford in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland, and Strabane in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, where the rivers Finn and Mourne meet. It then goes on to Derry, Northern Ireland.

Why should I fish at the River Foyle?

The Foyle River System is around 900 miles long and offers excellent salmon, sea trout, and trout fishing. The Foyle system, located in Northern Ireland's northwestern area, is one of Ireland's most productive grilse and summer salmon fisheries.

The river is well known for its salmon and sea trout, and the fishing season runs from April 1 to October 20. Some waterways are owned by the government, others by private individuals, while yet others are leased to clubs.

The River Foyle is one of Ireland’s most productive salmon rivers. When the tide is out and the water levels in the streams are low, salmon fishing is most productive. River levels can have a direct impact on the fising; for example, a six-inch rise in the River Finn can render the River Foyle inoperable.

Unlike its nearby rivers, the River Mourne is not a big river, but like other salmon rivers, it fishes best when the water level drops and dries down after a flood. Following a flood, the river normally takes 3 to 4 days to become fishable again, depending on the size of the river and the watershed.

  • Fishing free.
  • Can purchase extra equipement on site.
  • Can bring as many poeple as you desire.
  • No need to pre-book, just come and fish!
  • Multiple different fish to find.

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